TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 12, 2019

Tennessee officials are questioning whether a new executive order from Nashville Mayor David Briley violates a previous commitment not to interfere in immigration investigations. In a letter sent Tuesday to Briley, the state Office of Criminal Justice Programs questioned whether Executive Order 11 violates previously signed certifications that the city has no “sanctuary city” policies. The Sept. 3 order states that “no person acting in their capacity as a Metro employee or agent shall assist or cooperate with, or allow any Metro agency funds or resources to be used to assist, cooperate with, or facilitate any federal agency in any immigration enforcement operation, except where legally required to do so by state or federal law or by court order.” The mayor’s office contends that the order does not violate any state or federal law. News Channel 5 has the story.